Musa of the sea-blue eyes, Silver nightingale alone In a little coffin lies; A stone beneath a stone. She, whose song we loved the best, Is voiceless in a sudden Night: On your light limbs, O loveliest, May the dust be light!
- by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928), "On a singing girl", appears in Black Armour: A Book of Poems, first published 1923 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ned Rorem (b. 1923), "On a singing girl", published 1952 [medium voice and piano], from Two songs, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2015-04-28
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